York County Basketball Academy is a competitive travel basketball team for boys ages 10 to 12 years old. The York County Basketball Academy is located in York County, Virginia. We are a 501-(C) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to the development of young athletes on and beyond the court. Our goal is to contribute to young people becoming better basketball players and even better people by teaching life skills as well as basketball skills. We hope to prepare children to compete competitively on the court of play and in the game of life. We emphasize Discipline, Dedication, Leadership, Teamwork, & Sportsmanship.
To foster a positive environment that promotes high self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-discipline, while learning the importance of hard work and teamwork in the process of becoming a better basketball player.
Chris Wright grew up with a passion for all sports, with basketball and football being his favorite. Chris excelled at football and garnered several scholarships to D1-schools and ultimately accepted a scholarship from Virginia Tech. Chris remained a fan and a student of basketball learning all facets of the game and is astute at teaching and coaching young athletes. Along with his son, who shares a passion for basketball, Chris decided to get involved by creating the York County Basketball Academy.
Currently evaluating players
9 & Under
An Athlete Can Be No Older Than 10 On Or Before August 31, 2019. (Born On Or After September 1, 2008)
10 & Under
An Athlete Can Be No Older Than 10 On Or Before August 31, 2019.
My 11 yr old is learning what REAL, intense, coaching is all about. Coach Chris and his assistants are amazing at teaching skills and pushing kids to work past what they are used to doing. It’s tough when they have only had “everyone’s a winner” type of coaching but after just 3 practices I’m seeing him improve. The Coaches work the kids hard but also offer lots of praise and encouragement.
The evaluation process is by invitation only. The YCBA identifies boys ages 10 U and 12 U who have displayed skills and abilities beyond that of their peers and who have shown a relative grasp and general understanding of the game. This process is of no cost to you however we do ask parents to be committed to bringing your son to scheduled practices regularly if your son is chosen to be a part of the program and you choose for him to be a participant. We must emphasize this program is by invitation only thus, we only want participants who are willing and able to take full advantage of the program. The YCBA is not a part of York County Parks and Rec. We are an organization geared toward developing young athletes, teaching the game of basketball, and improving their skillset. Rec basketball is where children go to play with a basketball. The YCBA is where children come to learn how to play basketball.
After our evaluation process, there is a monthly cost of $55. We also ask parents if you have no intention of continuing the program beyond the initial evaluation that you do not partake in the evaluation process. Players must be committed to attending practices consistently. A player that misses a total of 4 consecutive practices without reason may be excused from the program. Space is limited, and we want to be sure to make room for those who fit our program objectives. We are currently seeking players 10U with a relatively good grasp on basketball concepts and prospecting interest for players 12U.